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pomly
« on: August 04, 2004 07:52:54 AM »

I know exactly what my friend wants for her birthday but I can't find it anywhere. So, of course I am going to make it myself!
It's a home library lending card set with little pockets and cards you put in your books to keep track of who you lend to.
I need to know what info to put on the cards and what else to include.
If anybody has a link to these for sale online that would be great to look at, but I still have to make it because I will see her tonight!
(I know, I know!)  Tongue
Here's what I figured so far:
1. adjustable date stamper/ink pad
2. info on pockets: name, address/phone/email, date borrowed, date returned
3. info on cards: date borrowed, date due
I am just gonna print this stuff out on the computer and then cut them out.
4. A box to keep it all in.

Anything else I should add???

Thanks for your help!!!
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2004 07:57:36 AM »

I think you've got the pocket/card thing backwards - the pocket goes with the book, the card stays with your friend, so the card should have slots for name/address/phone/email of borrower
The pockets should all have her (lender) info so the borrower remembers whose book it is.
That sounds like a good package.  It would be cool if the box was book-end-like.
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2004 09:18:44 AM »

A really cool one:
http://www.uncommongoods.com/item/item.jhtml?catId=3&itemId=12422&nextItemIndex=1&style=&pageId=36&templateId=1&famName=cards+%2B+journals&subCatId=32
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2004 09:32:24 AM »

Oh thank you so much for that link!
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2004 07:21:39 PM »

I made a library kit for my sister.  I have all the gory details on my craftlog (including all the templates):

http://huangfamily.com/craftlog/archives/000975.html

The whole kit included a file box, a date stamp, an ink pad, and 100 cards and pockets.  I made pockets from manila folders and cards from 3x5 index cards.  The text is all printed using my trusty Gocco, but I'm sure you you could do it other ways as well.

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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2004 11:22:33 AM »

I recently create a 'book' out of these and decorated the pockets and cards with quotes etc. and yet I'd never thought to put these into my own personal books! gosh knows how many books I haven't had returned to me by family and friends!! Roll Eyes

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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2004 11:36:20 AM »

maitreya, I love your site!!!  I'm going to be looking through there for hours!  so much neat stuff.   Shocked

I so want to make one of these now, but I don't really know who I would give it to...  oh well.

one thought...  how about making the backs of the pockets sticky so that the person getting it can just peal a sticker off and slap that sucker in?  you could use the double sided adhesives they have, and stick one side to the back of the pocket and leave the covering over the other side.
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2004 12:03:39 PM »

There's a template for the pocket at this site.

http://www.stampington.com
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2004 12:05:34 PM »

whoops@! wrong template at the stampington site.  The library pocket's at Mirkwood:

http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/mirkwooddesigns/library.htm
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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2004 09:21:02 PM »

Hey, thanks, kategirl!  Good idea for adding the adhesive.  Honestly, by the time I cut out, folded, and glued 100 of the pockets, I didn't have the energy.  I think my sister just ended up using a gluestick.  I bet one of those Xyron things would work really well, too.

Tempost, thanks for posting that link.  That's the template I used, but I ended up shrinking it down to 70% so 3x5 index cards would fit better.
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